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Thursday, August 5, 2010

US, Vietnam in advanced nuclear negotiations: report

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http://www.nuclearpowerdaily.com/reports/US_Vietnam_in_advanced_nuclear_negotiations_report_999.html Washington (AFP) Aug 5, 2010 The United States is in advanced negotiations to share nuclear fuel and technology with Vietnam, including a proviso that would allow Hanoi to enrich uranium on its own, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Congressional critics of the deal say the terms would undercut the more stringent demands placed on its partners in the Middle East, which had been required to renounce uranium enrichment in exchange for nuclear cooperation, the report said.
The newspaper cited US officials as saying that negotiators have given a full nuclear cooperation proposal to Vietnam, a former Cold War foe, and that they have started briefing the House and Senate foreign relations committees.
China, which shares a long border with Vietnam, has not been consulted, the officials said.
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